1.0 MiB 71 Downloads Details. We cannot get rid of these, and yet how often we wish we could! But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 34, 35. We may rejoice that angels, and not men, are the reapers. Thus we have seen three sots of seed come to an untimely end. Spurgeon - Matthew Bible Commentary Mateo 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 THE same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.. Right well he sowed it; he sowed it in his own chosen ground, his field. May be, the preacher pointed to a farmer on the shore, who was beginning to sow one of the terraces. Oh, that we had a hundredfold return for our sowing everywhere! Matthew 26:30 The Memorable Hymn. He soon ceases even to profess to be a Christian, he jumped into religion, and he jumps out again. Why should he spend his sacred energy among a people who would not be profited thereby? The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one. Probably their view of their own understanding was not so lowly as it might have been. There, too, on the wayside, we meet with dust to blind, settlements of mud to foul, and birds to pilfer: it is not a good place for good seed. ... 13. And forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: They seemed to be converts, but they proved to be worthless. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for awhile: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. What we have received into our treasure we must bring forth. Commentaries for Matthew Chapter 11 QUESTIONS AND OPPOSITION . He learns nothing, because he is not able to comprehend the elementary terms of the science. He had sprung from among themselves: his reputed father was a village artisan; his mother was plain Mary, and his relations commonplace parties enough. Charles Spurgeon preached a plethora of New Year’s sermons during his pastorate at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. This class of hearers we know by personal acquaintance in this busy age. Truly to hear the gospel and to see its blessings is a high favor. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. See how wealth is here associated with care, deceitfulness, and unfruitfulness. Thus, again, the sower’s hopes are disappointed, and his labour is lost. Verse 18. To hear but not to understand, is to leave the good seed on the outside of your nature, and not to take it into yourself. He had much instruction to give, and he chose to convey it in parables. May we make no reserve for self, but bring out for thy people all that which thou hast put in our charge. We have seen nearly enough of the mustard seed; now let us see the tree. The usual reasons for the use of parable would be to make truth clear, to arrest attention, and to impress teaching upon the memory. Solemn words. The first parable, is descriptive of the ordinary man, to whom the gospel comes when he is following his calling, and by no means earnest after spiritual things. The devil is the sower of evil men. Relieved of the cloud created by compulsory association with mere pretenders, the righteous shall shine forth. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. What wonders, treasures, revelations do they see! There is such a thing as distinguishing grace after all; let the moderns revile the doctrine as they may. He stayed not to overdo what had been so well done.
Rigid Puritanism is the contemptuous title for careful discipline. He keeps his profession; he occupies his place; but his religion does not grow; in fact, it shows sad signs of being choked and checked by worldliness. When the time came for the sun to put forth his force, the rootless plants instantly pined and died. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; Lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. There is no doubt about this, for Jesus sets the seal of Verily I say unto you upon the statement Favored above all others are those whose regenerated faculties both see and hear the truth of God. Alas, that care is by no means what it should be! Lord, suffer none of us to be impervious to thy royal word; but whenever the smallest seed of truth falls on us, may we open our soul to it! Thus, when the Lord passes any by, it is due to their sin; but when he chooses any, it is not because they are better, but that he may make them better. A thing more easy to propose than to do; but one which would naturally occur to all true servants who were sorry for their neglect, and eager to set matters right. 10. This ought to have gratified and encouraged them; but it did not. Spurgeon’s Commentary on Matthew therefore represents the fruit of a lifetime spend in the study and exposition of Scripture. Charles H. Spurgeon's Exposition of Matthew 24, ... 13. And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue,insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? When he had completed his ministry in a place he departed thence. The "Clergy/Laity" Distinction: A Hindrance to the Church? We must in our instruction of others cultivate variety, but we must not aim at it by poisoning the children with deadly drugs for the sake of giving them novel dishes. Matthew 13:23. They answered very glibly, yet probably not one of them fully understood the seven parables in this chapter. They had no deepness of earth, and “no root”; what could they do but wither quite away? Charles Haddon Spurgeon has been called "the Prince of Preachers". Spurgeon's Commentary on Matthew The Gospel of the Kingdom. When he had finished he left of. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his sisters, are they not all with us? If so, let us praise the Lord for so great a boon. That while may be longer or shorter according to circumstances. We cannot get rid of these, and yet how often we wish we could! 53. Would not a good husbandman root out the thorns and brambles? This passage teaches that the possession of faculties is a small thing unless we fitly use them. How could he have attained to such eminence? Spurgeon's Commentary on Matthew therefore represents the fruit of a lifetime spent in the study and exposition of Scripture. Matthew 26:7-13: Good Work. How often we have asked that question! If they turn to Christ he will heal them, even of gross hearts, and dull ears, and closed eyes. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Hasty disciplinarians have often cast out the best and retained the worst. Where he would have chosen to do most, he was forced to do least, because he saw that all he did would be wasted on them. Also the salvation nigh at hand. 11. Among the rocks, or on the shallow soil, with the unbroken rock-pan underneath, the seed fell; for if the sower had altogether avoided such places he might have missed some of the good ground. Nothing can come of such hearing to anyone. Be it ours to aim to be among those who bear fruit an hundredfold! Relieved of the cloud created by compulsory association with mere pretenders, the righteous shall shine forth. And there is no telling how great will be its growth till, in that soul where all was darkness, many graces, like sweet song-birds, shall come and sing, and make joy and gladness there. So did Jesus himself, at the utmost cost, buy the world to gain his church, which was the treasure which he desired. If any of you today hear anything which you do not understand, go to the Lord about it in private prayer, and he will explain it to you. But the soil was essentially evil, hard, barren, superficial. He got into a boat and sat: Jesus sometimes used a boat as His “pulpit” (Mark 4:1). Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Some things have been laid up to ripen, and these the steward fetches out in due season; others are the better for being fresh from the garden; and these he serves up at once. I will suppose that you know nothing whatever of comparative anatomy, and you go into the museum of comparative anatomy at Paris. We know he sows the best of seed, and in the best manner; but some of it falls on the trodden path, and so lies uncovered and unaccepted of the soil. In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to around 10,000,000 people, often up to 10 times a week at different places. for us, as well as for those who heard them! He ceased from the controversy of the house and the street, and came into restful communion with nature. This fourth piece of land will repay all charges. Everything was hurried with them; the seeds had no time to root themselves, and so in hot haste the speedy growth met with speedy death. We must now stand and fish, casting the net, and waiting for a haul; not till the end shall we sit down and sort out our takings. He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Now they wake up: it had been better to have kept awake. And the fowls came and devoured them up: Those fowls are always ready to devour the good seed. God's acquaintance with men hearts, and his estimate of their actions. In many cases, the cruel treatment of the very best of men has been produced by the notion that they were erroneous teachers, and therefore ought not to be tolerated. And the disciple came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? Commentary on Romans 13:1-7 (Read Romans 13:1-7) The grace of the gospel teaches us submission and quiet, where pride and the carnal mind only see causes for murmuring and discontent. Matthew 13:25. And although leaven is usually the symbol of evil, yet it may be here a fair representation of the kingdom of heaven itself, for it operates mysteriously and secretly, yet powerfully, till it permeates the whole of man’s nature; and the gospel will keep on winning its way till the whole world shall yet be leavened by it. Our Lord speaks hidden things, and sets forth secret things in an open parable, which is understood by those who have had the eyes of their understanding opened, while those who are self-blinded perceive not his meaning. We must in our instruction of others cultivate variety, but we must not aim at it by poisoning the children with deadly drugs for the sake of giving them novel dishes. Perhaps the crowd had complained to the disciples that they could not see what their Master was driving at The apostles may have felt unable to reply. There are far too many hearers of that sort who think of nothing, and therefore they get no good out of what they hear. Bind them in bundles; put like with like, sinner with like sinner. The special application of the parable we leave to the reader. begins, Give ear, O my people, to my law. By whom could this be spoken but by God? The separation between the wicked and the just , who are in the kingdom, will be at the close of the dispensation. Children and the Rod of Correction - Dave Miller, Ph.D. Christian Practice - Evidence of Grace - Edwards, How Should Christians Watch TV? 51. Stumbling upon it, perhaps, when he was at the plough — turning up the old crop in which it was concealed. Spurgeon’s Commentary on Matthew therefore represents the fruit of a lifetime spend in the study and exposition of Scripture. How amazed they were at the masterly way in which he touched great subjects, and wrought great deeds! Spurgeon's Commentary On The Bible: Spurgeon's Bible Commentaries - Kindle edition by Spurgeon, Charles H.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Magistrates and churches may remove the openly wicked from their society; the outwardly good who are inwardly worthless they must leave; for the judging of hearts is beyond their sphere. And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. Mustard seed is the least of all seeds in proportion to that which comes of it; but it has a peculiar life in it, and therefore it produces so great a growth. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house. Practically he will do well to become the chief actor in a similar incident. He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. They would not permit the intrusive corn to share the field with them: evil claims a monopoly of our nature. 941. If the Lord has instructed us unto his kingdom, it is for the sake of others. This is he which received seed by the way side. There were none such till he came into Paradise; but now they are everywhere, not only in the field of the world, but in the garden of the church. It drags together all sorts of people. From evil leaven, the Lord preserve us; by holy influences may we all be wrought upon! The Lord save us from such a state of mind! 37. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world. Matthew 13:7. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Overwhelmed with the sight of the spoiled field, they hastened to tell their lord, wondering much how such a state of things could have come about. How eagerly they came together to hear their young countryman, who had made so great a stir! The fate of these ungodly ones will be fire, the most terrible of punishments; but this will not annihilate them; for they shall exhibit the surest tokens of a living woe wailing and, gnashing of teeth. To the bird, the weather, and the weeds, three sets of seeds have gone; yet, happily, one remains to increase and fill the barn. He hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. might have been brought forward reverently, and have led to their obtaining a most instructive reply; but some flavored their question with impertinent unbelief, and this cost them dear. THE same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. Old Testament Prophecy Fulfilled in Christ. When HE sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside: even when the Chief Sower is at work, some seed fails. The Jews of our Lords day would trifle with what they heard, and so they were left to hear without understanding. Our heavenly Father will see that we have enough; why do we fret about earthly things? Great multitudes longed to hear his teaching, and see his miracles. 18. They began to ask how it could be. 25. Matthew 13:17. Publisher. Satan is always on the watch to hinder the Word: “Then cometh the wicked one”, even at the moment when the seed fell. How eagerly they came together to hear their young countryman, who had made so great a stir! Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: Matthew 13:32-35. According to the rule which is observed in the use of this symbol, leaven must be taken as the type of evil; and if the rule must be applied in this case, the teaching is obvious and valuable. 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